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Postmaster honors CWS champs with USC postmark, collectible envelope

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia Postmaster Jim Antill has designated Monday, July 19 as "Gamecock College World Series Champions Day" for post offices in Columbia.

Antill announced the issuance of a special pictorial postmark and a colorful, printed collectible envelope, to be made available on Monday in honor of the USC Baseball Team's victory at the 2010 College World Series. Both items will be available at Columbia's Main Post Office; the envelope costs $5, but the pictorial postmark is free on items bearing First-Class postage.

"Like all Gamecock fans, we're thrilled with the team's success at the College World Series, and we wanted to do something to show our appreciation," said Antill. "This is our way of paying tribute to the greatest victory in the history of USC sports."

The cachet envelope, a #10 envelope which comes in a plastic protective sleeve, features USC-approved graphics, a 44-cent flag stamp and a printed version of the special postmark.  On the reverse side is a synopsis of the team's rise to victory and listing of the scores from the 2010 College World Series, the last to be played in Omaha's famed Rosenblatt stadium.

The envelope may also be ordered by mail. Send mail orders to: Gamecock Envelope,  P.O. Box 69 Assembly St. Columbia, SC 29201-0069. Checks or money orders should be made out to "Postmaster." Envelopes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sold out.

The pictorial postmark is provided as a free service on request to items bearing First-Class postage at both Post Offices on Monday. After that date, requests may be made for thirty days by mail. Mail-in requests should send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return, and should be postmarked by August 19, 2010. Send your requests to: Postmaster, Gamecock Postmark, P.O. Box 69 Columbia, SC 29201-0069, and/or to Gamecock Postmark, 1600 Hampton St. Columbia, SC 29201.
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